Another day, another North Avenue Beach engagement picture!


If you've spent some time on this blog or my Instagram page, you know that I'm a huge fan of engagement pictures at North Avenue Beach! I've done so many sessions there and keep getting more and more requests, I feel like I'm becoming the North Avenue Beach photographer! Lol. It's a classic location that offers the beach, sunset and sunrise, and of course, the main attraction, an epic view of downtown Chicago.


Kathie and Evan came to me ready to get their Save The Dates in the mail, except they needed pictures first. Within a week, we had the perfect location and perfect outfits to match. Like many other couples and individuals who get in front of my camera, these two told me they "weren't photogenic"--and that's just not true! They showed up super giggly and happy and ready to roll with whatever I threw at them, and dannnggggg do they look good! I won't lie--having a professional who knows how to pose you and get the best angles and make you feel super comfortable helps--but y'all ARE photogenic! Even half-way through our shoot when I showed them one photo on the back of my camera, they said "wow, I didn't think it would turn out so good! I really like that one!" I promise, if you trust me, you will not be disappointed! <3


Winter engagement pictures in Chicago tend to lack color, so I love that Kathie and Evan decided to wear some red and bring a bit of a pop to their engagement session! There's nothing you can wear for engagement pictures that's more classic than a red dress in front of a gorgeous city!


We spent the afternoon together running along the pier, soaking in the "congrats" from people passing by, and laughing when I asked them to meow at each other like cats. (Yes, I really did that, and yes, the pictures turned out super cute). After spending some time together just enjoying their engagement, Kathie and Evan were ready to take some epic engagement pictures in Chicago and get to wedding planning, and I'm so happy I got to be part of this!

woman in red dress holding hands walking with man in grey suit along North Avenue Beach Chicago engagement pictures
woman in red dress holding hands walking with man in grey suit along North Avenue Beach Chicago engagement pictures

North Avenue Beach engagement pictures in Chicago

woman in red dress holding hands walking with man in grey suit along North Avenue Beach Chicago engagement pictures
woman in flowing red dress kissing fiance for engagement pictures at North Avenue Beach on windy day
round diamond engagement ring with white gold on a ribbon
brunette in red dress and fiance in grey suit smiling in front of downtown Chicago for engagement pictures in Chicago
engaged couple looks at each other at North Avenue Beach engagement pictures on windy day
engaged couple looks at each other at North Avenue Beach engagement pictures on windy day

North Avenue Beach engagement pictures in Chicago

woman leaning on fiance shoulder, both smiling in front of Chicago skyline at North Ave Beach
woman leaning on fiance shoulder, both smiling in front of Chicago skyline at North Ave Beach
couple running along pier at North Avenue Beach for Chicago engagement pictures
man hugging fiancee from behind and kissing her cheek in front of Chicago skyline for Chicago engagement pictures
man hugging fiancee from behind and kissing her cheek in front of Chicago skyline for Chicago engagement pictures

Chicago Engagement Pictures

couple running along pier at North Avenue Beach for Chicago engagement pictures
woman in white shirt and black jeans holding hands leading man along pier at North Avenue Beach for Chicago engagement

Chicago engagement pictures at North Avenue Beach

man in red sweater hugging woman from behind in front of Chicago skyline at North Avenue Beach for engagement pictures

If you love North Avenue Beach engagement pictures as much as I do, you might like these wedding pictures at North Avenue Beach even more!

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woman with short brown hair smiling at fiance in red sweater at North Avenue Beach engagement pictures
young couple in red and white holding hands on pier at North Avenue Beach engagement pictures in Chicago

K + E's outfits worked together so well, and the dark tones definitely fit the winter look perfectly!

Kathie's outfit is 100% something I'd wear (ya know, on a day that more people than just my roommate see me). Check out tips on what to wear to your engagement pictures here, or check out another North Avenue Beach proposal here!

young engaged couple holding hands at North Avenue Beach engagement pictures in Chicago
man in red sweater kissing woman in white shirt and black hat kissing at North Avenue Beach pier engagement pictures
woman's hand with engagement ring wrapped around man's arm in red sweater
man in read sweater kissing woman in white shirt and black jeans at sunset for Chicago engagement pictures

North Avenue Beach engagement pictures in Chicago at sunset

Engagement pictures in Chicago are so much fun--it's a huge city with endless photo ops, and time dedicated to you two alone!


I love taking engagement pictures in Chicago where I really get to show off not only the couple, but the beautiful city we all share. Proposals and engagement pictures at North Avenue Beach are always show-stoppers--with a backdrop like that, how could they not be? If you're looking to schedule your own engagement pictures in Chicago, reach out to me here! Whether you want engagement pictures at North Avenue beach or somewhere, we'll come up with the perfect location for your Chicago engagement pictures together! Email me now and let's get you booked!